Who We Are
Redeemer’s Grace Church recently moved from Louisville, Kentucky to Southern Indiana. While in Kentucky we were initially called Redeemer Baptist Church and founded in 1952. Jesus Christ is our redeemer because he bought us from our bondage to sin and holy wrath by His blood (Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 9:12). He did this by grace (unmerited favor – Ephesians 2:8-9). He is our gracious Redeemer, and therefore we happily name ourselves after His sovereign work in saving our souls.
Who We Worship
We desire to worship God in the trinity of His persons. God the Father chose a people for Himself from before the foundation of the world. These people were chosen throughout the world and in all ages. God the Son, Jesus Christ, willingly represented these chosen ones (the elect) in faithful obedience to the Law of God (John 10:15; 26-29 Hebrews 9:28, Titus 2:14). Christ became the substitute and eternal advocate for the elect before the holy justice of God. These were chosen by the Father from before the foundation of the world — before they had even been born (Ephesians 1:3-7;2 Thessalonians 2:13). Since there is nothing good in anyone – for we are all sinners against God (Romans 3:10; 23) – this election is of grace, and therefore not deserved at all. The only thing that anyone merits is eternal damnation. All who do not trust in Christ will justly perish in their sins (Romans 6:23). But to show His love, grace, and mercy God sent His only begotten Son to die in the place of the elect alone (John 10:11-16). By subjecting Himself to death on the cross, Christ justified, redeemed and sanctified every one of them (1 Corinthians 1:30). God the Holy Spirit will in time call each of His chosen people by the preaching of the gospel to the regeneration of their souls and life and faith in Christ alone for their eternal salvation.
The Gospel is God’s only Revelation
We believe in the infallibility of the Holy Scriptures (The Holy Bible). Men of God were moved to write the Holy Scriptures by the Holy Spirit of God (1 Timothy 3:16). Every word of the original text of the scriptures is without any manner of error (John 10:35). There is no other revelation of the Word and will of God than the Bible (Revelation 22:18-19; Galatians 1:8). The message of the Holy Scriptures is the gospel of God’s free and Sovereign Grace in Christ and nothing else
(Luke 4:27; John 5:39). We hold that men need to hear the preaching of this gospel message to know Christ as their only hope of salvation from the wrath to come (Romans 1:16). For this reason, there is no other message that we preach but that of Jesus Christ and Him crucified as the only hope for sinners (Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 1:17-24).
Salvation is in Christ Alone and Nothing Else
There is no other way to satisfy God’s wrath for sin except through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12). There is nothing we can do to save ourselves or need to do to finish this salvation (John 1:12-13; Romans 11:6; Galatians 5:4). This includes any obedience to the Old Testament law. We believe that all who come to God by Christ alone and through faith alone are free from the law revealed in the Old Testament scriptures. By His life as the God-man, dying and rising from the dead, Christ fulfilled God’s law and satisfied its requirements. Therefore all who trust in Christ meet all the law’s demands (Galatians 2:16). Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes on him (Romans 10:4). All that come to Christ are no longer under the yoke of bondage to the Old Testament law in any way, shape or form (Romans 7:6). Believers are under a new law, for all that come to Christ are under the law of the Spirit in Christ. This is a law of love and not the letter of the law (Romans 7:6; Galatians 5:14). We also hold that the law is not separated into moral, ceremonial, and civil law, but is one law. If a man is guilty of one part of the law, he is guilty of the whole law (Deuteronomy 27:26; Galatians 5:10). We that are in Christ are free from the whole law of God. The work of Christ alone is sufficient for our salvation; nothing needs to be added to it (Colossians 2:10). There is no condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). And nothing will ever separate His people from the love of God in Christ (Romans 8:38-39).
Please Worship with Us
We welcome all to come and worship with us and give praise to our Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is our mission and longing to love our God and to love each other more. We long to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and desire that others come to know the only Sovereign Redeemer, Jesus Christ, as their Lord and savior.
Grace and Peace be unto you,
Pastor Fred Evans